Michael Jackson’s Final Home Auction
The contents of the house Michael Jackson had been renting at the time of his death in June 2009 have sold for nearly $1,000,000 at a Beverly Hills auction. Furnishings, art, antiques & personal belongings from 100 North Carolwood Drive, the mansion where Jackson had lived with his children as he prepared for the This Is It tour in London, were up for bid at Julien’s Auctions. The total raised is said to be nearly triple the company’s pre-auction estimate. Over 500 items from the famous 17,000 square foot Holmby Hills mansion were auctioned off including a kitchen chalkboard on which Jackson’s children had written, “I love daddy,” which sold for $5,000.
The oriental rug which had a pre-auction estimate of $400 – $600 sold for $15,360, since it was the rug the paramedics tried to revive Michael on. The bed in which Jackson received the fatal dose of propofol was pulled from the auction after a personal request from his mother, Katherine Jackson. The most expensive items sold at the auction were a watercolour painting of floral still life by Maurice Utrillo, which sold for $35,200, and an oil painting of fishing village by Adelsteen Normann, which sold for $46,875.